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Karen Hale

Karen Hale

"Using the basic elements of color, design, and texture, I create a vibrant and opulent canvas which both pleases and stimulates the art lover. The absence of recognizable objective forms leads you on your own journey of discovery."

Karen Hale's artist father taught her to use power tools by the time she was eleven, while her mother taught her the home arts. Her fascination with materials even at that early age led to her artistic growth. Today, she is able to look anywhere around her and see line, form, and texture, and to transfer these ideas to a canvas. The ability to use layered color brings each piece to a captivating conclusion.

Hale constructs her paintings with layers of thick and thin color that is washed, glazed, or scumbled, In her Serenity Series, she use the smooth canvas to let the colors work, flow, and interact with each other. She may use acrylic paints, mediums, papers, fabric, metallic leafing, chalk pastels, or graphite. The results are a delight of color and texture, resulting in depth that draws the viewer in.

Karen Hale has been a professional artist for more than 45 years. She learned at her father's side, and even though she has no formal training, she has demonstrated a natural mastery of the arts. Over the years, she has worked in many art forms and therefore has the understanding of how various materials work together--and she dares to try.

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Patchwork II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Patchwork I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sassy I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Little Blue Flowers I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sassy II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Working Together I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
The Joy of Life
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
$ 425
Lined Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Worth It
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
$ 425
Up and Coming
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 500
$ 425
Take Me Away
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
In a Row
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Working Together II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
With Flourish
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Destiny
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Front and Center
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Moderation
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Gold Accents I
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Day Dream
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 300
$ 255
Gold Accents II
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Looking Forward
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Gold Accents III
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Speak Softly
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Relaxed
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Azure Water
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
At the Edge II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sweet Summer Days
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Color Splash
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Fresh Scent
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
At the Edge I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Resonates II
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Break Away II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Fresh Cut
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Day at the Beach
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Garden Dance
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
The Deep
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Soft Glow
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Receding
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Indian Summer
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Cool Blue Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Burst of Color
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 106.25
Sea Meets Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Summer Breeze
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Echoes of Magic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,325
$ 1,126.25
Tranquility I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Tranquility II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Dunes
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Tranquility III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Water Line
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
In Thought
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 106.25
Sea Foam
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
La Mer
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
View From the Boat
Acrylic Painting

$ 395
$ 335.75
Random Moment II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
City Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Delta Blue II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sphere of Dreams III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Free Run I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sphere Of Dreams I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Sphere of Dreams II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Free Run II
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Come Alive III
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 106.25
Come Alive I
Acrylic Painting

$ 125
$ 106.25
Shake It Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
In the Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
On the Edge of Blue
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Welcome Home
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Early Morning
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Warm Light
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Peaches and Cream I
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Left the City Behind
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Calm Waters
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
$ 552.50
Fanciful
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
In A Single Moment
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
On Impulse
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Of Other Times
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Out of the Depths
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Solitary Scene
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,875
$ 1,593.75
Artscape III
Acrylic Painting

$ 65
$ 55.25
Garden Poetry
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Autumn Glory
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Look Around
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 550
$ 467.50
Make Believe
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 250
$ 212.50
Seems Right
Painted Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Whispered Thoughts
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Come Away
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Where There is Quiet
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,550
$ 2,167.50
Speak Quietly
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,572.50
Clearing Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Beyond Reach
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Determined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
On Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,800
$ 1,530
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,400
$ 3,740
Ease Into Day
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,760
$ 2,346
For You
Acrylic Painting

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Karen Hale - One Woman Show, Amador Arts Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA, 2013
Palo Alto Festival of the ARts, University AVe,, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2007-2014
Emerging Artist, Art Business News, New York City, New York, USA, 2007
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 2004
Collections
La Quinta Arts Festival, Civic Center Campus, La Quinta, CA, USA, 2007-2014